What are injured workers rights regarding settlement?

Asked over 1 year ago - Bridgewater, MA

I have accepted workers compensation claims for injuries suffered at work. It is our understanding that an injured worker can either keep a case open and continue treatment for injuries or settle and close the case. Are these laws the same in every state?

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  1. David J. McCormick

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    Answered . For the most part yes. However, if you need future medical treatment it is not wise to close out your case short of the statute of limitations in your state because you are cheating yourself out of medical payments and potential future benefits. I would advise you not to give the worker’s comp. carrier a recorded statement.

    Good luck.

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  2. George Ellis Corson IV

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    Answered . Essentially, yes.

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  3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano

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    Answered . In principle, yes. The details and logistics vary dramatically. You say you have "accepted" claims. This would make you an employer. You should consult your WC carrier. They will guide you and assign counsel if necessary.

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